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Man shot, abducted in Cheney

Lucid employee Cameron Smith has many traits, one of which is a knack for assigning people nicknames. For Stacia Shirley, manager of the Cheney marijuana shop, Smith dubbed her "Boss Lady." His...

Donovan Culps in custody

On September 14, 2017 at approximately, 2:13 p.m. Donovan Culps was taken into custody by members of the multi-jurisdictional Yakima Violent Crime Task Force. He was taken into custody in Klickitat County, in the Goldendale, WA. area following a...

A new life for Fisher Building

School House Lofts property manager Eric Pettit noted one of the unique features of the new student-housing project opening this fall across Fifth Street from Eastern Washington University’s Showalter Hall is the style of each apartment unit....

Craig Road improvements underway

Spokane County officials are advising residents that an overlay of existing asphalt project on Craig Road will likely lead to travel restrictions. The work from Four Lakes Road to State Route 902 was scheduled to begin Sept. 11 and should last...

Airway Heights presented with city transportation plan

At its Sept. 11 study session meeting, the Airway Heights City Council was given a presentation on almost every detail about the Transportation Circulation Plan that involves improvements to Highway 2. The preparation for this plan was approved by...

Cheney council approves four utility-related projects

Cheney’s City Council elected to pull the trigger on several upcoming projects at their Sept. 12 meeting — but first had to pay for an emergency one that already took place. The council voted unanimously to approve a resolution paying Dow...

News briefs

Revenue launches new streamlined website OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Revenue has announced the launch of its new website.  In a Sept. 12 news release, the department stated the newly designed website, launched Saturday, Sept. 9,...

Harvest Bluff is preparing Phase 4 property

Addressing the explosive nature of the region's housing market, work is underway to prepare the fourth and final stage in Cheney's Harvest Bluff development on Betz Road. "It is our final phase,...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 5 Cheney police received a call from a man in Idaho who was engaged in a conversation via social media with an individual on the 10000 block of West Melville Road. The man became concerned for the individual during the conversation,...

Too much glass increases AH center's cost

The planned Airway Heights Recreation Center has been going through some growing pains to say the least as the initial cost of the building was more than expected – about $3.7 million more. Back in May 2017, ALSC and Lydig were the chosen...

CHS football rally falls short in 33-27 loss to North Central

Due to the smoke filled air, the Cheney High School football team's game was delayed by one day and took place last Saturday afternoon against Greater Spokane League's North Central where the...

Cheney 'flood gates' open for 9-0 soccer win

Cheney High girls soccer head coach Nels Radtke had a good feeling early on in last Saturday's non-league game with West Plains rival Medical Lake. Both teams battled each other pretty evenly through ...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 16, EWU at Fordham, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, EWU at Montana, 5:05 p.m. COLLEGE SOCCER Friday, Sept. 15, EWU hosts Nevada,...

Eagles are stampeded by the Bison

It had no official title. But last Saturday's home opening football game between the No. 2 ranked Football Championship Subdivision North Dakota State Bison and the then No. 7 Eastern Washington...

Blackhawks' girls run to win in Moses Lake Invitational

Despite the cancellation of the annual Highlander Invitational at Shadle Park due to still smoky conditions, the Cheney High School cross country teams still found a way to make it onto a course for their first competition of the season. They just...

Cheney defeats Rogers for first volleyball win

Unhealthy air caused by smoke from regional wildfires played havoc with the opening of local high school sports action last week — indoors as well as outdoors. Rules governing Pullman School District activities led not only to the cancellation of...

EWU heads east in search of first win

From the program that helped NFL Hall-of-Famer Vince Lombardi get his start, Eastern Washington University hopes it sees first-year head coach Aaron Best earn his initial victory. Kickoff against Fordham University at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx...

Medical Lake cross country season start is delayed

The wildfire smoke that left the region choking has finally been whisked away, but it’s left the Medical Lake cross country team a little sight impaired as the Cardinals get a delayed start to their season. Following the cancellation of the...

Sports Briefs

Geiger scores ‘em all in Cards win Makayla Geiger had just another career game Sept. 11. The senior forward scored all five Medical Lake goals in a 5-1 Northeast A League win over Newport that was rescheduled from Sept. 7 due to problems with...

Cardinals are shutout 29-0 at Priest River

Medical Lake appeared to have made some strides in its opening football game versus Kellogg on Sept. 1. But the progress took a step backwards it appears when the Cardinals were shutout 29-0 Saturday, Sept. 9 at Priest River. The game was moved...

Feed Medical Lake says thanks to rest stop customers

Though most of the people who stopped in to the westbound Sprague rest stop Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 will not see this, I still want to send out a huge “Thank You!” Your generous donations have enabled us to not only secure meals for the Feed...

Being American is about being 'US'

Say someone walks up to you, and asks you where you’re from and you say, “America, the United States.” How would you answer them if they then asked, “Describe being an American. What does that mean?” How would you answer? We hear a lot...

Hurricanes, fires have been devastating to United States

Hurricanes and fires have been devastating to the United States Even though the smoke seems to have cleared in the Cheney area, the damage is far from over after this disastrous summer of natural disasters. The headlines these days seem to be...

Peace in community will be celebrated at Cheney Congregational

International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, will be celebrated at Cheney Congregational Church, 423 N. Sixth St., starting with a sandwich lunch for all at noon in the fellowship hall. There will be a rededication of our peace pole which has stood vigil...

It's imperative we learn to mitigate massive wildfire dangers

At last count firefighters were battling 82 major wildfires in 10 western states. The fires have already scorched 2,300 square miles of forests and range lands, dislocated thousands of people, and burned hundreds of homes and buildings. This has...

School board gets draft Betz Elementary design

Cheney School District board of directors got a look at the preliminary expansion and renovation designs for Betz Elementary School at a school board workshop last Thursday at the district's...

Airway Heights offers new kids after school program

The Airway Heights parks and recreation department is offering a new after school program for girls which is called “Girls Excited About Recreation” (GEAR). “I heard about it at a conference and thought it was something we were capable of...

Cleone's Closet set to open up October 2nd

The opening of the food pantry, Cleone's Closet, in Airway Heights is still underway even though it is opening a little later than expected. Originally it was going to be open Sept. 6 but with the...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in 1917, Mrs. Otto Turk took over the photography studio formerly owned by A.A. Ames. Mrs. Turk installed a large camera for portraits, as well as handling Kodak photo finishing for customers. Learn more about our area’s...

Cheney police warn of IRS, Hurricane Harvey scams

Natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey over Labor Day weekend and most recently Hurricane Irma usually create an outpouring of support from individuals throughout the country. Unfortunately, they also create an outpouring of groups and/or...

StageWest fall production presents the comedy 'Academia Nuts'

StageWest proudly presents: "Academia Nuts" by Gregg Kreutz and directed by Harry Schafer, produced with special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Professor Peter Smedforson lives in a quiet New...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 13, 2007 The Cheney parks board was considering updating the park rules, which were seven years old, in a resolution proposing earlier closing times and tobacco free parks in the...

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Sept. 16, 3D Paper Ornaments, community...

West Plains Briefs

Fairways offers green fees for nonperishable food The ninth annual Food Drive at the Fairways Golf Course is taking place now through Sept. 25. Donate four items of nonperishable food (cans or boxes) and receive a coupon for 50 percent off green...

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Please join us for worship on Sundays. We welcome everyone and are accessible to people with disabilities and hearing impairment. We are the green church at 423 N. Sixth St. We are excited to be offering a series of...

CHS vs. North Central

Cheney rallied from behind but came up short as they lost to North Central 33-27. The Blackhawks were done 26-0 at one point in the second quarter but had some solid defense and quick scores from the ...

1967 EWSC Football Reunion

They came that close... The 1967 Eastern Washington State College Savages football team had a magical season under coach Dave Holmes that led to the NAIA national championship game versus Fairmont...

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